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A unique, largescale survey of the works collected by Amsterdam couple Martijn en Jeannette Sanders. With work by David Claerbout, Gilbert & George, Anton Henning, Anselm Kiefer, Cindy Sherman and many others. Martijn and Jeannette Sanders began collecting art in the 1970s. For the Sanders, collecting art is both a personal matter and an intuitive process. In this video we see the couple at home in Amsterdam. The Sanders Collection is one of the most important private collections in the Netherlands. It contains a diverse array of several hundred paintings, sculptures, assemblages, photos, drawings, text-based artworks, films, videos, and installations by over 350 mostly European and American artists. Collecting is their way of life, and their collection can be read as a personal journal. On the basis of four works from their collection Martijn and Jeannette Sanders talk about the process of collecting: When do they buy a work? Are there any bad buys? Is there a common thread in the themes? Do they always agree on their purchases? What happens to the works that no longer fit in the house?
See also part 2: Collection Sanders - exhibition

Bad Thoughts 20 July 2014 - 11 January 2015 Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam

Direction: Eline Timmer
Research: Fieke Tissink
Camera: Antoinette Verbree
Sound: Christiaan Rebel
Editing: Maaike Sips
Production: Bobcat Media
Subtitles: inVisionOndertiteling

Commissioned by: Educational Department Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Rixt Hulshoff Pol


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